Encyclopedia of Metagenomics

2015 Edition
| Editors: Karen E. Nelson

Extradiol Dioxygenases Retrieved from the Metagenome

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7478-5_794

Synonyms

Extradiol Dioxygenases

Definition

Extradiol dioxygenases (EDOs) are mononuclear metalloenzymes that cleave the meta-position of the C–C bond of catecholic compounds, yielding yellow-pigmented open-ring products (Fig. 1).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical Genome Sciences, Graduate School of Frontier SciencesThe University of TokyoSapporoJapan
  2. 2.Bioproduction Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and TechnologySapporoJapan